Foreign News: Good Show

The Ministry of Labour last week announced that 12,000,000 man-hours had been lost in 1,281 work stoppages in 1942, an increase from 8,800,000 man-hours lost in 1,241 stoppages in 1941. This seemed serious, but by no means scandalous, to a Great Britain immensely more industrialized and speeded up in its fourth year of war. Britons, in fact, have long expressed surprise that many a U.S. citizen and much of the U.S. press blow their tops at the number of U.S. strikes.*

Britons pointed out that the 12.000,000 lost man-hours represented just one-fiftieth of 1%...

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